Hola everybody. 🙂 Not that I delude myself to think there are all that many anybodies reading this. But still. 🙂
I haven’t done an update on NaNoWriMo in a while. Or really at all this month. Well, you can see my word count status over to the right, above my blog and mailing list subscription links (and really, if you haven’t signed up for the mailing list, why not? It’s spam-free, but it will inform you of upcoming releases and periodically provide exclusive free content. What more could you ask for a free signup? 😛 ). I’m a bit behind.
Started out pretty strong, but not completely up to snuff. Then I hit a few zero word days. But I made up for them (mostly) in the next several. And then I kept on going.
As we “speak” I’m a 27,900 words on the month, with tonight and 8 more days to go (I’m writing this at 2100 local). Impossible, you say? Hell no. Looking at my NaNoWriMo stats page, I’m almost exactly where I was in 2011 when I won. At day 23, I reached 31,000-ish words. Then I had a 5,600 word day and a couple 3,000+ word days, and I came in right at the buzzer to finish up at a hair over 50,000 words for the month. Right now, I only need to do 2,500 words a day to make it.
Totally doable. But it would help to get a few 3,000+ word days to lower that required amount. Again, totally doable.
So I’m not out yet.
But I hear what you’re thinking. How’s the story coming, Kingswood? Well, that’s how. Glimmer Vale 3 is a rescue story that goes poorly, and then gets worse when the principals realize that the person they were out to rescue was, shall we say, not really in need of it. In fact, he was kind of shining some people on to get them out of his way. Naturally, the heroes who set out to do the rescuing find that a bit, shall we say, disappointing?
And hijinks ensue from there.
It’s good fun. I think. Plus, we get to delve a bit further into Raedrick and Julian’s past, and into Raedrick’s psyche in particular to find out what makes him tick. And that’s all good. 🙂
I still have a bit to go on it, though. So I’ll get back to it. Just figured I’d do a quick check-in.
I’ll post the next chapter of The Pericles Conspiracy tomorrow, sometime. Until then, have a great night.